Riders shall come to lessons in the below required attire:
- ASTM approved horse riding helmet (NO bike helmets).
Hard soled shoes that come over the ankle with a small heel.
Long pants, NO shorts.
Short sleeves (in the summer). NO spaghetti string tops.
Long hair is to be tied back.
Gloves are recommended in cold weather.
Although we provide helmets for new students to borrow, we highly recommend purchasing a riding approved helmet for your child when they start taking riding lessons. Contact the barn office if you need to know where to purchase an appropriate helmet.
Please ensure your rider has a water bottle at each lesson.
Allow an hour and a half for your lesson. Group lessons last for one hour. Please arrive for your lesson 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the lesson. Allow at least 15 minutes after the scheduled completion of the lesson to take care of the horse/pony.
We already have the horses groomed and tacked up for each student when they arrive. The students mount their horse and get their stirrups adjusted with the 15 minutes they arrive before their scheduled lesson time.
CANCELLATIONS / MAKE-UPS
We require at least 24 hours notice if you are going to cancel your lesson. You must cancel by a text sent to the barn cell phone or by e-mail. If you cancel your lesson with less than 24 hours notice for any reason we will not be able to schedule a make up lesson. When you cancel a lesson, you have 1 week to re-schedule a makeup, otherwise the lesson is forfeited. The list of pending makeup lessons gets too long if we do not stick to this policy.
Please also see Weather Cancellations below.
To keep the students, families, and horses safe we ask everyone follow these safety rules:
Please do not run, yell, or throw rocks around the horses or barn area.
Do not chew gum while riding.
Please do not enter the barn or horses stalls without the supervision of an instructor.
Do not mount your horse without the presence of an instructor.
Do not feed the horses with their bridles on or without seeking permission from an instructor.
Do not wear open toed shoes in the barn area.
● Tuition is due no later than the 1st of the month. Payments received after the 10th of each month are considered late and will incur a $15.00 late fee.
EQUINE RELEASE FORM
Every student at The Riding School must have a completed and signed Equine Release Form on file. Download the form below and return the completed form to the Riding School Manager.